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South Canterbury

about the region


South Canterbury claims Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and all within, as its backyard. With a significant chunk of the Southern Alps and Main Divide within its reach, the region has fantastic access to the big hills. There are also several rock crags within spitting distance and skiing, both on and off-piste.

The section


Mid-week Wall/Crag Climbing

Crag Climbing runs during summer from 6pm until dark starting at Spur Road. For all climbing nights please text Kelly 021 243 7381 to let her know if you wish to climb. Due to low numbers at climbing nights she will only be there if she has confirmation of your attendance.


Anyone interested in the section or its activities can visit the regular section meetings at the Police Social Room, North Street, Timaru at 8pm, 2nd last Thursday of each month except December and January.


Hut Responsibilities

South Canterbury are responsible for the Unwin Lodge maintenance programme.

They also have an interest in Murchison and Godley Huts



The section has a great range of books including instruction books, early Journals and the American Climbing magazines. There is also an Instruction Video on climbing techniques, knots etc.


Gear Hire

The section has ice axes, crampons, show shovels, avalanche transceivers, snowshoes, personal locator beacons, snowstakes for hire – contact Gary Brehaut +64 (0)3 688 9399.




Ian Rogers

Email: Phone: 614 7786

Gear Hire

Gary Brehaut

Email: Phone: 688 9399 027 497 8952

Vice Chairman

Nick Wall


Phone: (03) 675 6103 027 523 9888


Mark Easton


Phone: 684 4985


Rob Moffat


Phone: 688 1212 wk (03) 689 8079 027 221 0981

Committee/ Newsletter Editor

Kelly Cooney Email:

Phone: 021 243 7381 614 7927


Gordon Hasell


Phone: 686 3613 027 201 4554


Syd Woods


Phone: (03) 693 8093 021 116 2309

Upcoming Trips

Neil Harding-Roberts


Phone: 686 2089


John Wilson


Mobile:021 756 695


Geoff McCrostie

Phone: 686 3320 or 027 191 2322


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